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January 2017 - Houston

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14 OBSESSIONS. DECORATIONS. SALIENT FACTS. P reviously home to Saks Fifth Avenue, the Galleria's new 110,000-square-foot Galleria VI wing is now open. The concourse allows straight-through access to Saks' new location, which debuted last spring, and will soon house 35 new retailers and restaurants including Nobu, Fig & Olive, Ted Baker, Massimo Duti, and Loro Piano … Australian skincare brand Aesop will open its first Houston brick- and-mortar location on Montrose. Watch for plant-based skin, hair, and body products … German- based kitchen designer Leicht takes over the former Relish Fine Foods space at 3951 San Felipe Street this month … Luxury custom clothier Established Bespoke ditches its West University digs for a new location at The Jones on Main (708 and 712 Main Street), the building which once housed the original Sakowitz Department Store. Specializing in custom men's suits, expert tailoring, and ready- to-wear collections, Established Bespoke will open early this year … J. McLaughlin has opened its second Houston location in Town & Country Village at 600 West Sam Houston Parkway North … Sisters Jacy Cooper and Kady Smalley debut luxury boutique Sette at 2606 Westheimer Road in Avalon Shopping Center near Avalon Diner, stocking Giorgio Brato, Halleh jewelry, Calleen Cordero, laFortuna, Spitfire sunglasses, and Beth Orduna jewelry … Thomas Markle Jewelers unveils a new Rolex boutique in its Woodlands location stationed at 9595 Six Pines Drive … Cynthia Ann Jewels has opened at 3433 West Alabama Street, stocking Cynthia Ann's collection of ancient and vintage jewels alongside designers including Erica Courtney, Lisa Nik, and Swedish brand Odd Molly … Owner Susan Watt has expanded children's boutique Itsy Bitsy at 2813 Westheimer Road … TB3 Home has opened a showroom at 2803 Westheimer, with apartment- sized modern furniture available for same-day delivery. Jailyn Marcel Retail RAP M ichelin-starred restaurant Yauatcha opens in the Galleria's jewel-box structure next to The Webster in March. The dim sum teahouse-meets- European patisserie, from Hakkasan Group, opened in London's SoHo in 2004 and has locations in Mumbai, New Delhi and more. This marks the brand's first U.S. location … James Beard Award- winning chef Justin Yu closes his acclaimed vegetable- centric eatery Oxheart on March 15 —the restaurant's fifth anniversary. Yu will transform the Warehouse District space at 1302 Nance Street into a new restaurant concept that has yet to be revealed … Just two months after debuting neighborhood eatery Eloise Nichols at 2400 Mid Lane, sibling restaurateurs Nick Adair and Katie Adair Barnhart have opened Bebidas at Westheimer and Edloe, serving fresh juices, smoothies, coffee, matcha, and morning and afternoon bites: avocado toast, breakfast tacos and more. … Chef Hugo Ortega (Backstreet Café, Caracol, Hugo's) debuts his newest concept, Xochi, inside the new downtown Marriott Marquis Monday, January 9. The restaurant, a tribute to Ortega's Oaxacan roots, showcases traditional regional ingredients such as flying ants and Oaxacan cacao, in tamales, and Oaxaca's signature street food, tlayudas — toasted tortilla topped with pork and mushrooms … Premium organic juice company Buda Juice has opened its first Houston store in Rice Village, with Woodlands Mall to follow later this year. The Dallas- based premium 100 percent organic cold-press juice company recently launched C-Pak juices in flavors such as orange and grapefruit, packing a punch of Vitamin C … Minute Maid Park ups the ante on its food offerings with the addition of Shake Shack and Torchy's Tacos to the stadium's newly renovated centerfield concourse. The restaurants should open in time for the Astros' 2017 season … Ramen Revival: Austin-based sensation Ramen Tatsu- ya opens its first Houston location this winter at 1722 California Street. Dishes include tonkotsu original, crafted with pork-bone both, chashu, ajitama, wood ear mushrooms, and scallions … Nao Ramen, the brainchild of former Tarakaan owner Piran Esfahani and chef Rob Frias, is also open in Rice Village at 5510 Morningside Drive … A second location of Beaver's has opened at 6025 Westheimer Road. Monica Pope remains as partner; chefs Kevin Bryant (Eleven Eleven), Ed Roberts (Tony's), and pop-up chef Arash Kharat (Space City Cowboy) serve Texas-style comfort food. Jailyn Marcel Restaurant BUZZ P resident-elect Donald Trump will be seeing outside the Oval Office a powerful reminder of the importance of African-American history and culture and this country's coming to terms with its troubled past, controversial present, and hopeful future. A new museum built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the National Museum of African American History and Culture, joins the many institutions, museums, and memorials that make this two- mile stretch the most emotionally and symbolically charged in the land. Designed by Tanzanian-born, London-based architect David Adjaye, the exterior looks like a filigreed bronze tiered basket and a powerful repository of objects, memories, and ideals. Exhibits range from painful to exhilarating: from vestiges of slavery MONUMENTALLY Speaking (wrought-iron shackles and a reconstructed early 1800s plantation slave cabin) to Rosa Parks standing next to the dress she wore when she was arrested and papers documenting the emancipation of black communities and the struggle of the Civil Rights movement. But there are joyful exhibits, as well — Michael Jackson's fedora, Louis Armstrong's trumpet, and Muhammad Ali's headgear. Even the in-house Sweet Home Café has a well-researched menu, ranging from Southern classics to Caribbean-style favorites, making it an exhibit of its own. Reserve your entry in advance: High demand has it fully booked well into February. Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi The newest museum on the block ALAN KARCHMER / NMAAHC

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